Dr. David Walker steps down from PHO Board
Dr. David Walker, founding chair and long-standing board member of PHO’s Board of Directors, has resigned from the Board. Dr. Walker will join the board of Cancer Care Ontario and continue in his role as Professor, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Policy Studies at Queen's University.
As dean of the Queen’s University School of Medicine, Dr. Walker played an important role in Ontario’s assessment of the SARS crisis as the lead on the Ontario Expert Panel on SARS and Infectious Disease Control. As PHO founding chair, he worked tirelessly to set up the new organization and lay the foundations for our success over the last five years. Dr. Walker has been a leader in the renewal of public health in Ontario. We thank him for his efforts on behalf of our organization and of public health, and wish him well in the future.